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A guide reframing common neurological traits as strengths and how to navigate within a school environment.


If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place. - Margaret Mead


When we think of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), autism, and other neuro diversities, we often view them from a disability perspective. This perspective disregards individual differences from the standpoint of the diversity model. 

This guide provides learning resources to further understand neurodiversity from a diverse perspective thus highlighting how cultural values affect our perceptions of those who experience the world differently. In addition, with a strength-based approach, we can appreciate our diversity of brain strengths, talents, and aptitudes, and recognize and nurture neurodiversity.  


This guide is based on the work of Thomas Armstrong, Howard Gardner, and Norman Doidge

Go Beyond the Guide

Beyond the resources in this guide, the Academic Success Centre offers diversity training to students across different programs and campuses to prepare them not only for the classroom but for their future in the workplace:

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